French Communist Mayor Honors Murderer of Israeli Tourism Minister

The Communist Mayor

Dominique Lesparre is a Communist. He’s also the mayor of Bezons and with the country in an economic crisis, he used his authority to bestow honorary citizenship on the murderer of a former Israeli tourism minister.

Majdi Rahima Rimawi headed the PFLP terrorist team that murdered the 76-year-old Tourism Minister Rehavam Ze’evi who was having breakfast with his wife in a hotel. And he also acted as getaway driver during that October 2001 attack.

Rimawi was captured five years later and claimed in his defense that Israel had no authority to try him because the murder had been carried out in East Jerusalem. That defense proved unconvincing and Majdi Rahima Rimawi was sentenced to 105 years in jail.

In February, Mayor Dominique Lesparre gave a speech calling Rimawi a “victim” and put up a plaque describing him as a “political prisoner.”

By Communist standards going to jail for shooting someone for political reasons does qualify you as a political prisoner, but that’s not the standard in normal civil society.

Murdered Israeli Tourism Minister Rehavam “Gandhi” Ze’evi

The President of the ECJ, Moshe Kantor, said that,  “It is inconceivable that an elected official can be so ignorant as to call a cold-blooded murderer a victim.”  But Dominique Lesparre defended his decision, saying it was part of a process  of “wider” support for the Palestinian cause.

On his site, Lesparre described Rimawi as being “jailed for 10 years for taking part with his people in the struggle to resist the occupation of their country.” There is no mention of murdering a 76 year old man in a hotel.

Instead Lesparre blandly claims, “For these acts of resistance, he was jailed in 2002 for life + 80 years.”  And not stopping there, Dominique Lesparre went on to praise all terrorists, included the murderers of unarmed women and children, in Israeli jails, as being “imprisoned for daring to defend their country.”

And Mayor Dominique Lesparre added that it is “urgent” to secure the release of the murderer of a 76-year-old man who was having breakfast with his wife.

“We ask the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, to make every effort to facilitate his release, and those of his comrades,” Lesparre said.

As a member of the French Communist Party, Lesparre’s support for the PFLP is not surprising. And considering his political ambitions and France’s growing Muslim population, the normalization of political support for terrorism is to be expected.

Terrorism is widely accepted in the Muslim world. As France becomes more Muslim, it will also become more pro-terrorist. The cycle can only be reversed by ending further immigration to France.

The happy festival of terrorism

  • Steve Rosen

    The Vichy mentality lives on.

    • AdinaK

      The French, like most of the Euro leadership, are completely lock-step with Jew-killers, particularly as reds and greens always have each others backs. And when it comes to the Jews, well, all their joyfulness is on full display.

      Nevertheless, the Jewish community (and not just in France) should not take this lying down, so to speak. There are alternatives –

      Much can be gleaned from the struggle over Soviet Jewry.

      Adina Kutnicki, Israel

  • Stan Squires

    I am from vancouver,canada and i am a supporter of the Palestinians fighting against the apartheid israeli gov.I think that Dominique Lesparre did the right thing in giving Majdi al- Rimauvi an honourary citizenship and naming a street after him.The PFLP got the right to fight for the independence of Palestine.The israeli gov. ministers are war criminals and deserves death.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Especially the Minister of Tourism

      • Roger

        That makes as much sense as pretending that tourism only helps the Jews and none of that trickles down to the Arab citizens of Israel.

      • Mary Sue

        unfortunately this stan idiot, if he truly is born and raised Vancouverite, is typical of the brainwashed stupid hippie crowd of which I am well acquainted.

    • Mike

      Look, if you has such disdain for the Jews that you consider the murder of their citizens to be justified and fine behavior, why not just come out an admit you are anti-semitic and are for anything that kills or destroys Jews ? There's no need to pretend that your hatred is founded upon reason or principles… there are plenty of Jew haters out there who will love you even if you admit what you really are.

    • Michael

      If you "support" it, why don't you just head on over and get yourself blown up since your are all into terrorism and stuff. Not a lot of opportunities to really show your support in your living room in BC. Can't wait to read the obit. "Stan Squires – freedom fighter/terrorist, blows self up in anti-semitic cause."

    • Mark

      You say- "The israeli gov. ministers are war criminals and deserves death" – And I wonder
      1. Does this statement also directed to the non-Jewish members of Israeli government or to Jews only?
      2. Do you think that there are any other governments which members also "deserves death"?
      3. if given a chance, would you execute them yourself?
      4. Are you for to reinstate the death penalty in Canada?

    • Mary Sue

      You're from Vancouver? And you believe idiocy like this? Is Alison Akbar (Acker) your best friend forever or something?

      If you're ORIGINALLY from Vancouver, your parents did something wrong in raising you. Either that or you were brainwashed in school somehow.

      BTW you have no idea what apartheid even MEANS if you're accusing Israel of it. Hamas commits war crimes, not the IDF or the Israeli Govt. Who have you been listening to? Stop listening to them, they are liars.

    • Mary Sue

      a canadian such as yourself (if you are indeed actual citizen) should be ASHAMED to be such a freaking disgusting anti-semite.


      Fascist Stanley Squires, Please end your racist, brutal occupation of Native American land.

      No Double Standards.

      Please go on a one way Hajj to Mecca.

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    • defcon 4

      How many Jews live in Gaza again? How many functional synagogues are operating in Gaza again? Do you think Christians and women AREN'T persecuted in Gaza? Who is complaining about whom being an apartheid state again loser?

    • Ghostwriter

      Mr. Squires,you're a creep. Majdi al-Rmauvi is right where he belongs–in jail. To murder a seventy-six-year old man is appalling enough. To grant honorary citizenship to the person who did it is even more appalling. Would you want Mr. Lesparre to grant honorary citizenship to John Wayne Gacy or Ted Bundy,which to me,is something similar to doing something like that.

  • Dan


  • Mary Sue

    Wow, this mayor makes London's Red Ken look like Mayor McCheese!

  • JacksonPearson

    "The cycle can only be reversed by ending further immigration to France."
    Shutting down immigration won't happen soon enough for France. They've created for themselves a multicultural nightmare, that will be very difficult to correct.

  • Randy CA

    "The cycle can only be reversed by ending further immigration to France."

    Sadly, that will not reverse it, but pause it were it is now for awhile.

  • silver gonzales

    The Future of Europe:

    Too true to be funny:…!

  • Muhammad al Durrah

    Free Palestine